Discover Hawaii: Oahu & Kauai

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Duration (in days): 7

From: Honolulu

To: Honolulu

From

£1,315

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Explore the natural beauty of Hawaii in this week long trip to Oahu and Kauai, where you can experience Honolulu’s wartime history and stunning snorkelling spots before relaxing on the white beaches of Kauai. The island of Oahu will be your first stop, where you’ll take a tour of Pearl Harbour and the memorial there, before exploring Honolulu on a city tour. The rest of your time here can be spent enjoying a traditional luau on Waikiki Beach or hiking Diamond Head for views over the ocean. In Kauai you’ll discover the natural splendour of Hawaii, from the Na Pali coastline, where narrow waterfalls cascade down the lush mountains, to the quiet beaches of the north shore where you can relax on the sand or try surfing the famously crashing waves.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

Highlights of Oahu & Kauai

  • Explore the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbour
  • Walk along Waikiki Beach at sunset
  • Snorkel with turtles in the clear waters of Hanauma Bay
  • Hike the lush Na Pali coastline
  • Enjoy stunning views from the Waimea Canyon Drive
  • Beach hop along Kauai’s gorgeous north shore
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights Honolulu, Oahu
  • 3 nights Kauai

Day 1: Arrival in Honolulu

On arrival onto Oahu you’ll enjoy a flower lei greeting at the airport before being transferred to your hotel in Waikiki Beach. This evening why not walk along enjoying the sunset and trying a cocktail on one of the most famous beaches in the world.


Day 2: Honolulu

This morning you’ll embark on a tour to Pearl Harbour, the scene of the infamous Japanese attack that triggered the USA’s entry into World War II. Here you’ll visit the Arizona Memorial, above the site of the sunken ship that sits on the floor of the harbour, where many lives were lost. After touring the memorial you’ll visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the caldera of an extinct volcano before taking a tour of the city of Honolulu, where you’ll visit the Kawaiahao Church and see the statue of King Kamehameha, the founder of the Kingdom of Hawaii.


Day 3: Honolulu

Today is yours to enjoy the island, whether you lounge on the beaches of Waikiki or adventure further afield. If you’d like to experience some world class snorkelling, then head to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, where a colourful coral reef sits in an extinct volcanoes crater on the south coast. Turtles are regularly seen as well as lipstick tangs and trumpet fish.


Day 4: Honolulu to Kauai

In the morning, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight from Honolulu to Kauai. On arrival in Kauai, you’ll pick up your car hire from the airport and drive to your hotel - the rest of the day is at leisure so why not head to Poipu Beach and watch the magnificent Spouting Horn Blowhole as the sunset in the background. 


Day 5: Kauai

On your first day in Kauai, the best place to explore is the Waimea Canyon which rivals the Grand Canyon in its beauty and colours. Here you can cruise along the Waimea Canyon Drive, stopping off at lookouts along the way and taking short hikes from the main road. After exploring the gorgeous views of the canyon, drive back down to the beach and, whether you choose Tunnels Beach, Hanalei Bay or Poipu, you will have a wonderful afternoon relaxing on the golden sands and snorkelling off the coast and enjoy the Hawaiian sun.


Day 6: Kauai

With another day free in Kauai, it’s a great idea to hike a section of the Na Pali coastline. Made famous by Jurassic Park, this beautiful mountainous area was created by the water runoff from Mount Wai’ale’ale, one of the rainiest spots on earth. In English the name Wai’ale’ale means “overflowing water” and the mountain really lives up to its name, forcing streams of water down the sides and creating the deep valleys that make Na Pali so beautiful.

We can book you a guided trek along part of the Na Pali Coast trail, a 6-hour round trip to Hanakapiaai Beach which will give you a taste of this beautiful area but if you really want to see it close up then we recommend a helicopter tour which will give you unreal views out over the jagged mountains with crashing turquoise waves crashing below. We can book either of these tours for you today, just ask your consultant to include it in your quote.


Day 7: Departure

Sadly your time in Hawaii has come to an end and today you’ll return your car to the airport before catching you flight back to Honolulu. Aloha!

Info

High Season in Hawaii is from December to April & June to August, winter is wetter but is a good time for whale watching and surfing. Prices around the Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays are the highest with October & November being the cheapest months to visit. May and September can be a good time to visit with crowds fewer and temperatures mild.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • Flower Lei Greeting
  • Return shared airport transfers in Oahu
  • 3 nights in Honolulu Hotel including resort fee
  • Pearl Harbour Arizona Memorial City Tour
  • 3 nights in Kauai Hotel
  • Car hire on Kauai
  • Return flights from Honolulu to Kauai

Not included: 

  • International flights
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

6 nights in 3* accommodation.

Hotels in this standard includes:

  • Waikiki Resort Hotel

  • Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach

 

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